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of "newsroom" before leaders gathering for the united nations general assembly. >>> i know this pales in light of what is happening in new york right now. but it is what much of america is talking about. green bay and the catch that was or wasn't. the nfl's replacement refs have been under scrutiny. this was decided on a very controversial touchdown. they both come down with the ball at the end of the game. there you see it. in tend they are award ad touchdown. many believe generali inbelief received the touchdown. >> don't ask me a question about the officials. i have never seen anything like that in all my years in football. >> look at the replay. the fact that it was reviewed. that was awful. that's all i can say about it. >> as you may imagine this is getting huge reaction on social media. packers guard t.j. lang tweeted just got -- by the nfl. nfl, come on, man. can't even be upset anymore. all i can do is laugh. laugh at the nfl for allowing america's game to come to this. wow. much more later in the newsroom. >>> for the second time in a week, atlanta falcons football player has been ar
much. happening now, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all
about al-qaeda. >> hiding in libya. >> it was actually in a high level united nations meeting that hillary clinton for the first time today admitted that an al-qaeda linked group was involved. >> for some time, al-qaeda in the islamic mog rab and other groups have launched attacks and kidnappings from northern mali into neighboring countries and are working with other violent extremists to undermine the transitions as we tragically saw in benghazi. >> now, "the new york times" reported that other senior u.s. officials were surprised by secretary clinton's admission. her linking of those al-qaeda linked groups to the crisis in benghazi. perhaps, because what she said late last week leads to a very different conclusion. on thursday, secretary clinton said i quote, absolutely no information or reason to believe there is any basis to suggest that the u.s. ambassador was on an al-qaeda hit list. also perhaps because the president himself has not said terrorists were involved in the attacks. here he is on "the view" this week when asked if he thought it was a terrorist attack. >> th
this morning, the eyes of the world will be on president obama as he speaks to the united nations general assembly on its opening day. the president is expected to address the recent violence in the middle east, the u.s. consulate attack in libya and issue a new warning to iran about its nuclear program. >> but president obama is not meeting one-on-one with any of the world leaders. he had 13 bilateral meetings last year. cnn foreign affairs reporter is with us. what can we expect from the president's speech this morning? >> obviously the president is going to touch on some of the big issues out there. he's going to talk about syria and how to contain the crisis there and get president bashar al assad out. he has to address the last couple of weeks, the consulate attack in libya but more importantly, the raging protests that have gone through the middle east, these anti-american protests. secretary clinton was speaking to the clinton global initiative yesterday and previewed what the president was going to say about the need to not have extremist hijack the arab spring. let's take a liste
at the united nations just wrapping up a speech, and it started and ended with the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. you will recall the ambassador was murdered along with three american colleagues during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. the president praised stevens for his service to his country. he vowed to bring the killers to justice. mr. obama's remarks ending just moments ago carried live on cnn. he also spoke out about all of the religious extremism in the middle east and elsewhere around the world, specifically making mention to that extraordinarily offensive video. have a listen. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video, and i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well, for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that's welcomed people of every race and every faith. we are home to muslims who worship across our country. we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have l
attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leade
. >>> the outspoken and controversy leader of iran addresses the united nations general assembly later today. a live look for you at the united nations. the leader of the ivory coast speaking right now. the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak in about two hours. western lead verse a history of walking out on his speeches. in a sign of protest. demonstrators are expected outside the u.n. during his address. >>> and disapproval already lobbed in the direction of ahmadinejad. monday, walking out on a session when iran's president began to speak. the two countries are at odds over iran's nuclear program. sara sidner joins us live from jerusalem. what's the reaction there? we were curious. >> reporter: well, carol, what's interesting is, today is a very, very important, perhaps the most sacred of jewish holiday, yom kippur. what's happening today, no newspapers printed. no newspapers deliverrd and we're hearing absolutely nothing from israeli leaders at this point in time. they've kept quiet. probably awaiting to hear what ahmadinejad has to say when he speaks to the unga. i can
tonight." looking live at new york city, home of the united nations. world leaders from 193 countries are gathering for the annual meeting of the general assembly. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the meeting on wednesday. he had blistering words at israel today. more on that in a moment. he took aim at the security council on the subject of iran's nuclear program. >> translator: we have business that some members of the security council with little rights have chosen silence with regard to the nuclear warheads of the fake regime while at the same time they impede scientific progress of other nations. >> president obama is in new york tonight ahead of his speech on tuesday, a speech that will condemn violent protests in the middle east and underscore his commitment to keep iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. meanwhile, with just 43 days to go until this country's election, mitt romney has campaigned in colorado. the latest national cnn poll has president obama with a four point lead over governor romney against the backdrop of the political race in this country and turmoil
is off today. our starting point, tough talk on iran from president obama at the united nations, as iran's leader mahmoud ahmadinejad prepares to take the podium today. he's given fiery speeches before. he will inflame an already heightened tension in the middle east? >>> the battleground votes. new polls show president obama ahead in ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. and in some cases, by double digits. can mitt romney win the presidency without the power of these swing states? >> no. and by the way, check out this incredible video. a tornado touches down, ripping through homes and buildings. it is all caught on camera. >> wow. a busy morning ahead. our guests include michele flournoy, co-chair of the obama campaign nation security advisory committee. tiki barber, former player for the new york giants, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, ben cohen, co-founder of ben & jerry's ice cream and singer cyndi lauper. >> it is wednesday, september 26th. "starting point" beginning right now. first we have some news just in to cnn. two american soldiers in afghanistan were killed today in a
to the united nations talking about libya, the middle east and ambassador chris stevens. the speech, which was seen by american voters and viewers around the world, mentioned stevens 12 times. as the president paid tribute to him right from the start. >> chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw dignity in the people that he met. and two weeks ago, he traveled to benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural center and modernize a hospital. that's when america's compound came under attack. >> that's the first we learned about exactly what stevens was doing in benghazi, a city the u.s. had been warned was not safe. and the president continued in his speech vowing to find the killers. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government, and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> relentless in tracking down the killers, and bringing them to justice. it's a prom
in the world as the president laid out today in front of the united nations, rooted in american values, but that will not louis lambist jihadist terrorists to push us out of the region. >> so when you say you're confident in what is happening on the ground, let me put the question directly to you, then. why is that when cnn was in the consulate days after the horrible attack, they found that the -- the diary of ambassador stevens' thoughts and his fears. and not the u.s. investigators. why weren't they the ones who found something like that, which was -- was just lying there? >> that's an excellent question. we did not get briefed on the specifics of cnn's acquisition and use of the private diary of ambassador stevens. that wasn't one of the topics on which we were briefed. that does raise a real question about the appropriateness of the use of material from a private diary. but it does, as you put it, raise a question. if it was just actually lying out in the open, was there, in fact, appropriate efforts to secure the consulate? one of the larger points i hope watchers take into mind,
is our united nations correspondent richard roth. joining me now. richard, i'm assuming no delegates of iran were there to hear israeli prime minister. >> reporter: the iranian table was empty here at the united nations general assembly. one delegate left before netanyahu walked on to the stage at the general assembly. this is to make the white house see red about the red lines. the white house has denied disagreements with israel over this but clearly there's been friction. netanyahu's public declaration with graphic for the world there pointing out the red lines was probably not something the white house would want to see at this moment. especially during a political electoral race. last friday jay carney said there's no difference of israel and the united states. with the red lines. u.s. and israel committed to preventing iran of achieving a nuclear weapon and president obama echoed the themes a couple of days ago. however, i don't think the white house and the u.s. wants to be pushed in to on such a high profile stage battered with making a public ultimatum of red lines to iran s
he's going to be addressing the united nations general assembly in a just-released excerpt shows the president touching on the familiar theme which is preventing a nuclear iran, saying we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. richard roth is at the u.n. this morning for us. richard, good morning. much anticipation about the president's speech today. >> good morning, soledad. yes, president obama, as you mentioned, is going to be speaking about iran and other hot spots in the middle east. certainly we've seen huge stories developing in the last two weeks, especially after the killing of ambassador stevens in libya. for the united states president, once again, there will be those tough remarks about iran, saying time is not limited. the u.s. president is going to be saying that there is just a time limit to diplomacy. the u.s. and many other nations extremely worried about iran's nuclea
, thanks very much. happening now, an extraordinary moment at the united nations. israel's prime minister literally draws a red line in a dramatic fashion on iran's nuclear program. but will the u.s. do the same? the presidential candidates make simultaneous stops in the same state and even target the same set of voters. plus, the obama campaign combines mitt romney's words with some potentially devastating pictures. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as of today we're just 40 days away until the presidential election. and for the second day in a row both mitt romney and president obama have been campaigning in the same battleground state. this time it's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail watching what's going on. another dramatic day. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit
utter failure to meet obligations. now, ahmadinejad's will address the united nations and the world in a speech on wednesday. that happens to be the holiest day on the jewish calendar. prime minister netanyahu will take the podium the day after and he has been aggressive on the need to stop iran's nuclear ambition. he says iran will be 90% to a bomb in six months. a bomb he says will hurt america. >> all the things you see now in these mobs storming the american embassy is what you'll see in a regime with atomic bombs. you can't have people have atomic bombs. >> so, what's causing this escalation? two words. the united states. specifically the election battle between these two men. either mitt romney or barack obama will be the one to decide on the war or peace question. prime minister netanyahu seems to be betting on romney. romney has known him for 35 years. he visited him on the campaign trail in israel. and i even saw one of mitt romney's books on netanyahu's study shelf in jerusalem. he even appears in a pro romney ad in florida. >> the fact is, that every day that passes, iran
minister benjamin netanyahu drew one before the united nations general assembly to represent the red line he wants for iran to end its nuclear program. iran's ambassador to the u.n. says he won't dignify it with a response. except to deny iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb. but president obama did respond. he and netanyahu spoke today over the telephone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty joining us from new york. jill, do we know what the president, president obama said to israeli prime minister? >> reporter: well, we do, fred. in fact, they issued this statement and you have to, as you're reading it, say, well, they certainly pulled that back on track because after all, you know, the president didn't meet one personally with the prime minister, and that was interpreted of course as a very cold shoulder. there was worry, though, that this was being exploited as, you know, criticism especially in this campaign as being a rift between the united states, and i should say at least present between president obama and israel so they had this telephone call. i should mention al
the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tailored that message that this audience. suzanne, from a pure political standpoint, if mitt romney can't flip virginia back to the republican column -- as we know president obama won four years ago here. if he can't do that, it's going to be very tough. these are states that romney has to flip back to the republican column if he wants to be elected president. >> jim, one of the things i noticed, too, that's different here, virginia's unemployment rate is much lower than the national average. you're talking about a national average of over more than 8%, virginia hovering in the 5% range or so. is his message of creating more jobs. is that really going to resonate in virginia? >> reporter: that is why i think, suzanne, we heard him talking about defense jobs. as he was putting it here a few moments ago, if the sequestration cuts happen -- you hear it here in the local media. while the economy is doing quite well, better than the national average. we heard the governor of this state, bob mcdonne
data use and see how to cut corners there. >> live coverage of the united nations. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu speaking right now. let's listen in. >> thank you very much, mr. president. it's a pleasure to see the general assembly presided by the ambassador from israel. it's good to see all of you distinguished delegates. ladies and gentlemen, 3,000 years ago king david reigned over the jewish state in our eternal capital, jerusalem. i say that to all those who proclaim that the jewish state has no roots in our region. and that it will soon disappear. throughout our history, the jewish people have over come all the tyrants who have sought our destruction. it's their ideologies that have been discarded by history. the people of israel live on. we say in hebrew. [ speaking foreign language ] and the jewish state will live forever. the jewish people have lived in the land of israel for thousands of years. even after most of our people were exiled from it, jews continue to live in the land of israel throughout the ages. and the masses of our people never gave up the dre
president takes the stage at the united nations one last time. but spares the world his usual jabs and bombshell proclamations. is it an attempt to try to go out as a statesman? plus, president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in a state neither one can afford to lose this november. you'll hear from both of them live in minutes. and is the pentagon getting too cozy with hollywood? why some say the latest military films reveal too many national secrets. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. i'm joe johns. and you're in "the situation room." >>> there were empty seats and walkouts at the united nations today ahead of what was expected to be a fiery offensive final speech from the provocative iranian president ahmadinejad. but while some of the usual rhetoric was there, this year's speech had a very different tone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is in new york with the latest. jill. >> reporter: well, joe, it's not what some people expected. it was short on threats, but long on blame. ahmadinejad delivered his swa
president obama stood before the united nations and warned against a nuclear iran. yesterday, netanyahu underscored iran having a nuclear bomb and shrugged off. he said the world may be months away from the point of no return. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. befo before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium from making a nuclear weapon. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing. netanyahu fired back saying the state hood of palestinians cannot be resolved with quotes libelous speeches. >>> it's been 37 years since the body of jimmy hoffa went missing and now it may be found. crews went digging in detroit. this is a live picture. investigators will dig under that driveway and take a coarse sample to determine if any human remains are down there. the home is in roseville, michigan. they got a credible tip a body was buried there around the t
. >>> today at the united nations, the middle east takes center stage and the diplomats will hear two very different views of the world, the headliner, most likely, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warnings on the nuclear program and the threat it poses to the world and they will hear from president mahmoud abarks one year after his failed plea for statehood, he will seek a modest goal, a nonstate membership to the united nations. the issue of palestinian state hood was championed in one of wednesday's most highly anticipated speeches, came from egypt. 's newly elected president and the former leader of the muslim brotherhood. he called on the united states to support palestinian rights just as it did the arab uprisings. >> just as you've support the revolution of the arab people, i call upon to you lend your support to the palestinians and their endeavor to regain the full and legitimate rights of people struggling to gain its freedom and establish his independent state. >> don't expect the white house to say much about this or other issues this could further st
last week to the united nations but now, mahmoud ahmadinejad's personal photographer has decided to stay here in the united states. he's filing for asylum. a live report next. 0ñ@ñfÑ >>> well, may be hard to believe but tomorrow will mark ten years since the first shots of a string of sniper attacks gripped the nation's capital. now the convicted shooter is speaking out about his crime. what he's now saying about it in his own words, ahead. >>> welcome back. mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech at the united nations general assembly last week was likely his last. his term as president of iran ends this year. to document his visit to new york city he brought along his official photographer. well, now ahmadinejad is back home in iran, but his photographer never left new york. according to his attorney, he's filing for asylum here in the u.s. he just spoke with cnn. deborah feyerick is here with the interview. on what grounds is he trying to stay in the united states? >> well, anderson, now that he's defected, he simply can't go back. he's betrayed president ahmadinejad, he can no long
week to the united nations but now, mahmoud ahmadinejad's personal photographer has decided to stay here in the united states. he's filing for asylum. we talked to his attorney. live report next. there are a lot of warning lights and sounds vying for your attention. so we invented a warning you can feel. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with a patented safety alert seat. when there's danger you might not see, you're warned by a pulse in the seat. it's technology you won't find in a mercedes e-class. the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's bringing the future forward. dad vo: ok, time for bed, kiddo. lights out. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> well, may be hard to believe but tomorrow will mark ten years since the first shots of a string of sniper attacks gripped the nation's capital. now the convicted shooter is speaking out about his crime. what he's now saying about it in his own words, ahead. e metal obe ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx
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minister pulled out a couple of props at the united nations general assembly yesterday and drew his own red line. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right he here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment. necessary to make a bomb. >> now, that cartoon exploded twitter you could say. foreign affairs reporter's le t elise lavin is here. there was a little outreach to the united states. >> definitely, i think in one sense there's been a lot between the two on this so-called red line and i think netanyahu was shocked he didn't meet him. he sees a real possibility that president obama can be off -- in office and knows he needs to work with president obama on a nuclear iran but at the same time, their presentation yesterday was very effective because he really sent out an urgency saying iran could have a bomb by next summer or spring. >> you know, i look at that red line. we were just talking about this, the camera caught us. what does that exactly mean when you cross that? >> it's a threshold over which if iran passes it then military ac
. everyone knows in the united nations it's the fastest way to change the world in the direction of not only peace, but social justice, economic justice, sustainability, health and well being. it's 50% of the population of our planet for the most part. >> i was talking to the general, he was saying the impact of having musicians come to this initiative here really cannot be underestimated that you can get to the huge audiences who hang on your every word. i know you take that responsibility seriously, globalization is here and is real. there's a sense, i think for many americans, we don't want global policemen with the terrible toll and the loss of life to our soldiers and economically. >> yeah, well, this transparent world we live in now, america has to realize now we are a part of the world. we are not leading the world. we do, in some shape or form, but when it comes to education, we are not. we are dead last when it comes to education. as the world becomes more technological, 20 years from now, what is america? when you didn't even educate the people to understand the technology we are r
. >> this took place when the united nations general assembly was in town. here you are asking police what you're being arrested for. what were you charged with? >> eventually -- i wasn't told on the spot. i was neither read my rights nor was i told what i was being arrested for. but later at one of the precincts where i was held, and before i was taken to central booking, i was told i was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possessing a graffiti instrument. i was after 22 hours arraigned before a judge and i'm supposed to return in november to see whether i will be put on trial on these charges or not. >> do you think that spray painting this particular ad was a form of peaceful disobedience? was that what you were trying to sort of -- the message you were trying to send? >> my two messages were this, that i believe the poster is freedom of expression and i believe what i did was a freedom of expression in answer to that. i chose a very nonviolent peaceful method. i mean, i chose the color pink. you don't get more peaceful and nonviolent than pink. i chose not rip the poster.
this epic struggle. >> so, you know, the united nations general assembly has made up these magic moments, boring speeches. i think this was one of the things that really resonated in the hall among all of the people. and they have lost a lot of people. >> it's been horrible. >> all right, elise labott thank you very much for sharing this morning. six minutes past the hour. in the next half hour on "early start" we'll be joined by former white house appointee margaret hoover, richard socarides is back as well, a former special adviser in the clinton white house. they'll be chatting each other up, and us. >> if you missed it last hour, settle in. didn't take long for the politicians to turn the nfl's replacement refs debacle into a political football. check out paul ryan campaigning in ohio yesterday. understandably pretty upset about the backup officials robbing his hometown packers of a victory on monday. this is what it sounds like when politics and pigskins mix. watch. >> you guys watch that packer game last night? i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. and you know
the benghazi attacks. some statements were made by the am bass do to the united nations, susan rice. now, peter king is calling for her to step down. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> i believe this was such a failure of foreign policy message and leadership, such a misstatement of facts, as were known at the time and for her to go on all of those shows and in effect be our spokesman for the world and misinform our allies and spokesmen around the world. someone has to pay the price for this. things go wrong and everyone forgets about it the next day. we have to send a clear message on such a vital issue like this where the american ambassador was killed, the presumptioned a to be it's terrorism. can see why they would have said it's too early to definitively rule out it was terrorism. to me, it was a terrible mistake to make whether intentionally or unintentionally, to show the significance, she should resign. >> the white house is standing by rice. they said everything she said in that interview was cleared by int interagency groups based on information they had and certainly nothing wa
. it's a different assessment from before. u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice had said earlier it was a spontaneous attack over an anti-muslim film and that there were no extremists involved, but now with the new information, new york congressman peter king is calling for rice to step down. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> too much things to go wrong and everyone forgets about it the next day. i think we have to send a clear message and on such a flight issue as this, an american ambassador was killed and by all the accumulation of evidence at the time the prezumption had to be it was terrorism. i can see why they wanted to say it's too early to say it's definitively terrorism but to rule out terrorism and say it was not terrorism at that time, to me, was a terrible mistake to make whether it was intentionally or unintentionally. i believe she should resign, yes. >> the white house is standing by rice at her statements were based on information they had at the time. and it was not intended to mislead people. according to white house officials. >>> now to the cri
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speaking at the units nations wednesday, implied an al-qaeda link we reported on, the state department later corrected her, saying she was speaking generally, not about the attack in benghazi. now, u.s. intelligence sources tell cnn tonight that in the immediate after math of the attack, they thought the attack might have been, their word, spontaneous. okay, this is going to be a crucial word to define. what exactly is immediate aftermath? because the white house and the state department stuck with the spontaneous version of events for eight days. >> we are very cautious about drawing any conclusions with regard to who the perpetrators were, what their motivations were, whether it was premedicated. >> this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> based on the information we had at the time and have to this day, we, we do not have evidence that it was premeditated. >> all right. these same people apparently knew a terrorist attack was perpetrated by al-qaeda within 24 hours after the attack, so the lack of information sharing does not seem to add up. tonight, representative peter k
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minister speaks before the united nations general assembly later this morning. nearly 30,000 people across syria have been killed. in the next hour look at the how the united states is helping the syrian opposition. we'll tell you if the united states is moving closer toward any military action. >>> grudges, infighting and crafty maneuvering. sounds like an episode of "dallas." except the actors are real. they're supreme court justices. the highest court in the land beginning its new term in less than an hour. it will meet on the heels of perhaps the most talked about decision in decades, obama care. on the schedule this time around, same-sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. here's our crime and justice correspondent, joe johns. >> reporter: right after the supreme court's health care decision in june, chief justice john roberts joked to colleagues that he would find an island fortress to escape the political heat. here's how justice ruth bader ginsberg described the eventful spring. >> the term has been more than usually taxing. some have called it the term of the century.
a prime focus for world leaders at the united nations over the past week. >>> we are expecting an announcement today in that mystery surrounding the location of jimmy hoffa's remains. investigators are waiting for tests on mud and clay samples from a home in suburban detroit. they searched under a shed there on friday. a tipster, you will remember, claimed he saw what appeared to be a body being buried at the site the day after the former teamster's chief disappeared back in 1975. >>> sports, sunday night football the super bowl champion new york giants falling to the philadelphia eagles 19-17 in a clash of nfc east powers. a 54-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds by new york's lawrence tynes falling a yard short. the atlanta falcons still perfect at 4-0. matt bryant's 40-yard field goal with five seconds left giving atlanta a dramatic 30-28 comeback win over cam newton and the carolina panthers. and oh, my goodness, after green bay had taken a 28-27 fourth quarter lead against new orleans, a blown call by the real refs! it almost cost green bay the game. they missed
today at the united nations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to campaign for nonmember observer stat turks stopping short of seeking full statehood. later, benjamin netanyau will speak to the assembly. he isn't expected to respond to abbas but address a more immediate concern for israel, iran's nuclear ambitions. >>> a top army general charged in a sex scandal, brigadier general jeffrey st. clair is accused of wrongful sexual conduct and having inappropriate relationships with several female subordinates a military hearing will determine if he will be court martialed. he served as deputy commander of the 82nd airborne in afghanistan before being relieved in may. >>> air force one was forced to abort a landing. the plane was flying the president to a campaign convenient in ohio but the pilot decided to pull up, circle around, try again. reporters on board say the jet hit bad weather and turbulence yesterday on approach to toledo express airport. news crews on the ground were initially confused about what was going on. moments later -- moments after this flyover, you coul
's a quote from their meeting. that followed netanyahu's blistering speech at the united nations general assembly, made it very clear israel would demand a red line to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. literally drawing that line in front of the audience. here's how it went. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> the spokesman for the israeli prime minister netanyahu, nice to have you with us this morning. we appreciate your time. >> thanks for having me. >> earlier this week we were talking about the hostility that seemed to be there between the prime minister and the president. now we end the week with a speech from benjamin netanyahu, which uses the words, appreciation, and common goal. i'm going to play a little chunk of that speech and then i'll ask you a question on the other side. >> i very much appreciate the president's position, as does everyone in my country. we share the goal of stopping iran's nuclear weapons program. this goal unit
to that benghazi compound. this was back in april. if you think back a u.n. -- united nations convoy in the region had been attacked. growing security concerns at that time back in april, about what was going on in that region in eastern libya. so, the u.s. sent a team of about four special forces, commandos to the benghazi compound. they did a security assessment. what could be done to improve security at the facility. and they recommended apparently, we are told, a couple of things that seem fairly minor in retrospect. sand bagging some positions so libyan forces who were there, contractors, essentially, could help fight back if the place came under attack and also were training for some of that private security force that was hired for the consulate compound. no word on how much of this was implemented and whether there were additional security recommendations beyond that. it really goes to the point that as far back as april, there were growing security concerns there, something the ambassador would have been well aware of as the militias in eastern libya appeared to be gaining strength and co
comments leading up to the united nations, his press conference, very strong about israel. you know, we've been talking about how u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon and perhaps even the supreme leader of iran himself said, you may want to tone it down. so israel launched -- or issued this statement even before he spoke, saying his words against israel are horrible. and then he went on and he talked about this kind of world, you know, domination by the united states and others, talking for a new world order. but he didn't necessarily even mention israel by name. he was very subdued, i think. and everybody was a little disappointed. they were looking for vintage ahmadinejad, because he's leaving. this is his last u.n. general assembly. >> nonetheless, the u.s. candidate and israel were not present during that. >> there was like nobody in the hall. you know, we've seen people walking out in previous years, it was pretty much empty. >> they didn't even come in. >> what he did talk about was a double standard. i want to play a little bit of this on the nuclear weapons and then i want to talk
's private life. this was reporting information that could impact the national security of the united states and the safety of u.s. installations in other countries. we have just learned, for instance, that the benghazi mission was operating under a security waiver at the time of the attack. that means that typical security standards did not apply, mainly because the compound was temporary in nature. we don't yet know who made that decision or who was in on it but we do think that people need to know where the process broke down, if it broke down. we think you need to know what happened to u.s. personnel in benghazi. we've got a lot to talk about tonight with former homeland security adviser fran towsend. as we often mention, fran's a member of the external advisory committee, and recently visited libya with her employer. also joining us, former cia officer bob baer. i don't want to get into the journalistic details with you, but there's no doubt, what do you make of the fact that this consulate in benghazi three days after the attack apparently wasn't being guarded and journalists are wande
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